Simran was a new mother who was looking forward to resuming her job after being on a maternity break for 6 months. It was an emotionally challenging decision for her to leave her infant at home. The demanding corporate lives left you with no option but to resume your duties as soon as your maternity leave ended.
Though Simran lived with her in-laws, her mother-in-law was self-employed and had her own business to run. Thus, even the option of leaving her infant with the grandmother did not seem to work out. Her mother-in-law could at the most supervise her child but could not dedicate a lot of time in seeing to the nitty-gritties of raising an infant.
Simran was in a huge dilemma. She even tried taking assistance from the local domestic help. However, the child did not respond well and could not adjust. Simran though kept on constantly looking for some genuine and trustworthy help who could attend to the needs of her new-born child without any trouble.
Fortunately, she came across ‘YouCare,’ which offers professional yet affordable nannies and babysitters who are kind, loving, and can take care of the needs of the children as good as a mother. This offering was what Simran was looking for. Once the requirements were discussed in detail with the support team of YouCare, a babysitter was matched with it and Simran could interview and take a free trial of the caregiver`s services. Much to Simran’s surprise, her baby started bonding quite well with the babysitter from the first go. As they say, children recognize a loving and compassionate touch; her child felt comfortable in the babysitter’s lap and responded quite positively.
It was a huge relief for Simran, who was in a dilemma about leaving her coveted job at a public sector bank. The care taker’s efforts in making the child comfortable in her absence were praise-worthy. She seemed to be an experienced and kind lady who attended to the child`s bathing, nappy changing, feed preparing, massage and also washed the baby`s clothes and utensils till Simran got back home. Even the grandmother could now spend time playing with her grandson while attending to her business simultaneously.
Simran also liked the fact that her reliever could take an off without worrying about a reliever since the company provided a free replacement at the time of leave or absence. The support team stayed in touch with her on a weekly basis and monitored the performance of the babysitter on grounds of hygiene, nature, punctuality and training regularly.
How Simran came to realize the benefit of hiring a caregiver was when her child took ill suddenly while she was at work. With her mother in law clueless about how to book a cab or which doctor to call, the caretaker came to her rescue. Not only did she inform Simran on the child`s condition but also asked her to come directly to the doctor`s Simran used to visit with her. This made Simran realize the importance of hiring from a professional organization which ensured their caretakers were hand-picked and trained to become a part of the families they worked for.
‘YouCare’ is a blessing for new mothers, who can take care of their professional commitments while leaving their children in reliable yet compassionate hands.
Disclaimer: This story is based on a real case study. However, for privacy reasons, the organization has withheld the name of the mother on request.